Cynthia Whitcomb's Screenwriting Class

From idea to finished script.


Online, at last....

If you've been wishing to take Cynthia's class, we are happy to announce that you can finally do so from anywhere in the world!

You have an idea.

You know it could make a great script.

You're ready to bring it to life.

Cynthia Whitcomb’s Screenwriting Class Fall 2021

Eight Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon Pacific Time
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6

Cost $595

(Includes a read of your screenplay

with detailed notes by Cynthia)


Class limited to 23 Participants

*Price will go up in 2022*

From Idea to Completed Script

Includes structure, scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character development, writing castable roles, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning scenes, how to write great openings, great endings, big moments. 

How to make ‘em laugh and cry. 

Selling, Marketing.  Agents, producers, deals, WGA, breaking in. 

Everything you need. 

Writers welcome at every level of experience from novice to pro.

Come prepared to work hard and break through!

Make it happen!

No More Excuses.

It's time to take your writing seriously.
Give it the attention and energy it deserves.
If this project is trying to come through you, let it out.

Not her first rodeo. 

Few writers can share wisdom from decades of consistent experience in the industry. (Even less take the time to share what they've learned in an accessible classroom setting.)

Cynthia has sold over 75 screenplays, 30 of which have been produced. She's also had 3 books published and has had 5 plays produced. This is the same class Cynthia taught at UCLA Film School for 7 years. The same class that has delivered blockbuster movies like Face/Off, Child’s Play, Thor, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Mask and many others.

Years in the making.

This class has been taught exclusively in-person since its conception. It is now (finally) available to attend from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world via Zoom.

If you've been waiting for this, be sure to save your spot today as there are only 23 spaces available and the class won't be offered again until September 2021. (It may also go up in price.)

Real Value.

This price of this class has barely increased in decades. (Despite my daughter's best efforts to encourage me to come to my senses.)

There are writing coaches charging thousands of dollars, who have much less, if any, actual experience as a professional screenwriter. 

The script edit alone is worth the cost of admission, but you get 8 action-packed classes in addition to your script being read and edited by a pro.

Happy Students. Real Results.

"Prepare to be inspired!"

Mike Werb and Michael Colleary
screenwriters of Face/Off and The Mask

"If every writer followed Cynthia Whitcomb’s instructions, he or she would get an agent and best of all the elusive deal."

Alexandra Rose
producer of Norma Rae

"Cynthia is a wonderful writer and a wonderful teacher for both new and established writers."

Dave Wirtschafter
President of Motion Pictures, William Morris/Endeavor agency

"As valuable for the longtime writer as for the first-timer."

Mike Rich
screenwriter, Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Secretariat

"Thorough, accessible, informative and entertaining. Essential to any writer who dreams of writing for the movies."

Linda Seger
author of Making a Good Script Great

"There are only two informed books on screenwriting. This is one of them. (About Cynthia's book based on this class.)"

Tony Bill
producer The Sting


There are only 23 spots available in this class.
Register today to save your place!

September 2021



8 Three-Hour Classes

A full read of your screenplay

With detailed notes by Cynthia

An entire career of writing wisdom distilled into 24 hours of class-time


About Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcombhas written roles for Jason Robards, Ellen Burstyn, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen, Liev Schreiber, Sam Elliot, Gabriel Byrne and Gena Rowlands among many others.

She has sold over 75 screenplays, 30 of which have been produced, most on prime time national television.  She has also had five of her plays produced.  Three books on screenwriting have been published, most recently The Heart of the Film.

She has taught screenwriting for thirty years, seven of them at the famed UCLA Film School.  Her students have gone on to successful writing careers and have written Face/Off, Child’s Play, Thor, The Simpsons, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Mask and many others.

She has been nominated for the Emmy, Edgar Allan Poe, P.E.N., Humanitas, Drammy, Angus Bowmer and the Writers Guild of America awards. Among her television works are Buffalo Girls, I Know My First Name is Steven, Selma, Lord, Selma and Mark Twain and Me. For more on Cynthia Whitcomb visit